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2002 Alumni Weekend Photos

Jim Molloy and John Blakley
Jim Molloy, USSYAA executive director and last doorkeeper of the U.S. House of Representatives, accepts USSYAA's 2002 Service Award from USSYAA President John Blakley (MI, 1976) during the Annual Dinner on Friday, March 1, 2002.


Bob Middleton, John Spisak and Leah McAleer
USSYAA First Vice President Bob Middleton (DC, 1966), Hearst Foundations Assistant Treasurer John Spisak, Hearst Foundations Program Assistant Leah McAleer


Bob Middleton and Thena Poteat
USSYAA First Vice President Bob Middleton (DC, 1966) and Thena Poteat (SC, 1984)


David Zavadsky, Jim Molloy and Mike Sundermeyer
David Zavadsky (WI, 1990), USSYAA Executive Director Jim Molloy, and USSYAA Liaison Officer Mike Sundermeyer (MO, 1969)


Adam Causey, Kevin Bruce, Raj Sabharwal and Daniel Weeks
Adam Causey (LA, 2001), Kevin Bruce (LA, 1997), Raj Sabharwal (MS, 1995), and Daniel Weeks (NH, 2001)


Raj Sabharwal and Kay Webber
Raj Sabharwal (MS, 1995) and Kay Webber, staff assistant to Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi. Kay is also proprietor of 218 Maryland Avenue in Washington, D.C., an exquisite 1878 Victorian home, which served as the location for USSYAA's 2002 Annual Dinner.


Annual meeting attendees
Twenty-two alumni and guests attended the 2002 USSYAA Annual Membership Meeting held at the law offices of Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, March 2, 2002. Mike Sundermeyer (MO, 1969) is a partner in the firm.

Seated, left to right: Director of Alumni Programs Nathan Humphrey (CA, 1990), Director of Communications Norman Fortenberry (LA, 1979), Chris Trott (FL, 1999), Patrick Daugherty (NE, 2000), Erin Butler (FL, 1997), Benjamin Spencer (VA, 1992), President John Blakley (MI, 1976), First Vice President Bob Middleton (DC, 1966), Chad Robinson (DE, 2001), Connie Britner (MI, 1966), Dave Zavadsky (WI, 1990), Director of Technology Dan Brown (MS, 1987), Secretary Christine Drager (AK, 1988)

Standing, left to right: Jesse Heier (WI, 1990), Brandon Lucas (CA, 1988), Second Vice President Randy Brantley (NC, 1981), Executive Director Jim Molloy, Hearst Foundations Assistant Treasurer John Spisak, Liaison Officer Mike Sundermeyer (MO, 1969), Mike Gonzales (NM, 1973)


John Blakley with 2002 delegate
USSYAA President John Blakley (MI, 1976) discusses business careers with a U.S. Senate Youth program delegate during "Hospitality Day" at the 2002 U.S. Senate Youth Program. At the invitation of Tom Eastham, Hearst Foundations western region director, alumni staffed "mentoring tables" on business, education, medicine, and law/government.


Connie and Eric Britner with 2002 delegates
Connie Britner (MI, 1966) and her husband Eric discuss education careers with 2002 U.S. Senate Youth Program delegates.


Amy Oliver and 2002 delegates
Amy Oliver (UT, 1992) mentors a large group of 2002 U.S. Senate Youth Program delegates who gathered at the law/government interest table.


Randy Brantley, Tom Filopoulos and Lauren Jones
USSYAA Second Vice President Randy Brantley (NC, 1981) greets 2002 North Carolina Senate Youth Program delegates Tom Filopoulos and Lauren Jones.


Davinder Grover and Leah McAleer
Davinder Grover (DOD/CA, 1996) and Hearst Foundations Program Assistant Leah McAleer


Troy Beatty, Ian Quinn, Christine Drager, Cory Gardner and Amy Oliver
Troy Beatty (UT, 1991), Ian Quinn (AZ, 1998), USSYAA Secretary Christine Drager (AK, 1988), Cory Gardner (CO, 1993), and Amy Oliver (UT, 1992)


John Blakley
USSYAA President John Blakley (MI, 1976) discusses the alumni association with 2002 U.S. Senate Youth Program delegates.


Alumni at hospitality day
As has been the tradition on "Hospitality Day" at the U.S. Senate Youth Program, alumni introduced themselves and offered words of congratulation to the newest class of delegates. The following alumni were present to offer greetings:

Front row, left to right: President John Blakley (MI, 1976), Second Vice President Randy Brantley (NC, 1981), Dave Zavadsky (WI, 1990), Brian Kamoie (PA, 1989), Sean Farrell (MA, 1996), First Vice President Bob Middleton (DC, 1966)

Back row, left to right: Adam Causey (LA, 2001), Aaron Tang (OH, 2001), Daniel Klein (AZ, 2001), Daniel Weeks (NH, 2001), Rusty Silverstein (AZ, 1995), James Wendell (RI, 1999)

Pictures from the 2001 Annual Meeting